Denis Cosgrove, Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), pp. 94–95.
 With 'Oceanic Globe' Cosgrove is referring to a specific regime of globalism, which formed in the 16th
century after Columbus's voyages and is linked to the fact that maritime trade empires plated a dominating role in the world. It was islands rather than continental spaces that played a key role in the organisation of these empires.
 Colonial modernism means that the colonial project was inseparable from the foundation of the characteristic structures and regimes of the modern age (modernity), that is, modernity (the new age) was colonial by definition. For more detail, see: Antonis Balasopoulos, "Nesologies: Island Form and Postolonial Geopoetics", Postcolonial Studies
, March 2008, p. 12.
 That is, states strongly linked to a particular territory. The formation of such states began in at the end of the Middle Ages, however they reached their apogee in the modern age, when they became the dominating and even exclusive type of state.
 P.E. Steinberg, "Insularity, Sovereignty and Statehood: The Representation of Islands on Portolan Charts and the Construction of the Territorial State", Geografiska Annaler
, 87 B (4), 2005, p. 254.
 Tom Conley, The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), p.6.